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February 2018 Blog Posts (34)

Saint Lucia’s 39th Independence Celebrations

Saint Lucia celebrates its 39th year of independence today. Lucians worldwide are preparing for concerts, religious observations and, of course, partying.

The island has a long history of conquest and settlement, which began with the native Arawaks, who were ousted by the more aggressive Caribs in about AD800. Its name at this time was Iouanalao (‘Land of the Iguanas’, thanks to an…


Added by Mico on February 25, 2018 at 4:18pm — No Comments

St Kitts and Nevis your perfect music festival paradise

St. Kitts and Nevis are the sort of islands that dreams are made of: a lush tropical landscape, pristine beaches, luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants and ultimate privacy; top that off with a world-class music festival and you have yourself Destination Paradise!

The St Kitts Music Festival which celebrated 21 years in 2017, has been going from strength to strength. Among the major international stars who…


Added by Mico on February 25, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

In Post-Carnival Trinidad, the Party Never Really Ends

Now that the feathers and the sparkles and the high-octane soca music have left the streets of the Trinidadian capital of Port of Spain for another year, what’s left is what is referred to as the feeling of “tabanca.” It’s a post-Carnival malaise that some say is only cured by more bacchanal.…


Added by Mico on February 23, 2018 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Lu City first St Lucians to have a song with the legendary Machel Montano

St Lucian duo Lu City performed their latest release featuring soca king Machel Montano at Machel Monday in Trinidad on February 5th becoming the first St. Lucian duo to not only perform at the event but also the first St. Lucian artists to feature Machel Montano on a track.

As a mainstay of the Trinidad carnival entertainment scene, Machel Monday is the largest live performance show with attendance and…


Added by Mico on February 21, 2018 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Wyclef Jean will headline the 2018 Orlando Caribbean Festival this March

The annual Orlando Caribbean Festival is going big this year with a heavy lineup of musical talent lined up for the daylong event, including the surprising announcement of Wyclef Jean of Fugees and solo fame.

Joining Wyclef on the lineup will be Jenn Morel, Djakout #1, Konshens, Alison Hinds, Tanto Metro/Devante, Harmonik, TVice, Klass, and Kai.

The Orlando…


Added by Mico on February 21, 2018 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Best cultural events in Barbados 2018


Music plays a big role in many Barbadian events. As well as reggae, calypso and soca, genres include jazz, gospel, techno and pop. And as this is the home of Rihanna, there is even a street named after her. Jazz/reggae saxophonist Arturo Tappin hails from the island, while Bajan Alison Hinds is the Queen of…


Added by Mico on February 21, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

All Carnival terror suspects freed…two charged

TWO of the people who were held in connection with the alleged Carnival terror plot have been jointly charged with possession of a firearm. The couple—Adil Mansano and Alisha Thomas—were charged early yesterday morning and appeared before Magistrate Rehanna Hosein in the Port of Spain Court. 

During the appearance, neither of them was called upon to plead and were remanded into custody, having been denied…


Added by Mico on February 17, 2018 at 2:09pm — No Comments

The Best of Brazilian Carnival

Added by omar on February 16, 2018 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Beija-Flor Samba School Crowned Rio's 2018 Carnival Champions {VIDEO}

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On Ash Wednesday, February 14th, Beija-Flor samba school was announced the winners of Rio’s Carnival 2018 parades, beating out twelve other schools. Earning their fourteenth title, Beija-Flor stood out on the Sambódromo with an enredo (theme) about Brazil’s…


Added by omar on February 16, 2018 at 6:07pm — No Comments

carnival Fete Fashion with Fonrose

When the fete calls for ‘fashion’ we have got you covered  with some of our  favourite looks from designer Natalie Fonrose . Instagram : @fonrose_thebrand

Cooler Fete

The look: Casual and  comfy. Footwear that allows you to be able to hop up on a cooler and hot shorts are usually standard wear.

Style tip:  We…


Added by omar on February 16, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

TNT 2018 CARNIVAL, official Road March results

Road march winner for 2018 has been announced. 

Machel Montano featuring Superblue has won the 2018 Road March title with Soca Kingdom It was played a total of 336 times

Iwer George with Savannah was played 140 times

Patrice Roberts came third with Sweet For Days played 112 times.…


Added by Mico on February 16, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Carnival Tuesday in Trinidad! [VIDEO]

Carnival Tuesday in full swing!

Go Destra! Showing off her costume in…


Added by Mico on February 13, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

More Arrested in Alleged Plot, But T&T PM Says Security Concerns Remain

Advisories Issued As T&T Police Uncover Plot to Disrupt Carnival


A total of 13 people have now been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to disrupt Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago.

And Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has insisted that the threat was “no joke” and there are still serious security concerns about the security of the state.…


Added by omar on February 12, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Carnivals around the World! [VIDEOS]

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Carnival in Haiti. This is no joke! …


Added by Mico on February 12, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Chutney Soca Monarch 2018 Winners

That is it Chutney Soca Monarch has come to an end!  At one time Trinidad and Tobago was not sure if the show would actually take place, so it is wonderful to see that the finals took place last night and there is a new Chutney Soca Monarch.

1st Place – Nishard Mayrhoo and Neval Chatelal 

2nd Place – Omardath Maharaj …


Added by Mico on February 12, 2018 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Panorama Champions 2018 – Large and Medium Bands

Arranger Duvone Stewart managed to take two bands to the winner’s row on Saturday Night. 


BP TT Renegades won Large Band category playing Year For Love and Pan Elders won the Medium Band Category with Limbo Break


The Full…


Added by Mico on February 12, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Change at the top! Helon Francis crowned 2018 Calypso Monarch

There was change at the top of the calypso pyramid last night as 24-year-old Helon Francis was crowned the 2018 Calypso Monarch with “Changes”—a powerful social commentary about Trinidad and Tobago’s need for introspection and revolution of thought to address corruption and crime in the two-island republic.

Much of the pre-Dimanche Gras final hype focused on the entrance of now three-time International Soca…


Added by Mico on February 12, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments


Voice wins International Soca Monarch 2018, pays tribute to Black Stalin.

This is Voice's third Soca Monarch win. 


1st- Voice 

2nd- Blaxx…


Added by Mico on February 12, 2018 at 11:56am — No Comments

Cardi B arrives to warm Trini welcome ahead of Big Bad Soca

Hip-hop star Cardi B walked out of Piarco International Airport and into a warm Carnival welcome Wednesday afternoon ahead of her highly-anticipated performance at Big Bad Soca with Bunji Garlin.

Although flanked with her entourage and heavy security, the Bodak Yellow rapper took time to take selfies with fans and sign autographs.

When asked how she felt to be…


Added by Mico on February 10, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Champion mas designer Caroline Mc Intosh

Ronnie & Caro have won Band of the Year titles as medium and large band, in competitions in the Queen’s Park Savannah and Downtown Port-of- Spain at least a dozen times. While bandleader Ronnie Mc Intosh is easily recognised as a frontline vocalist for some top music bands as a past Soca Monarch but not many people know the silent force behind Mc Intosh, not just as an entertainer but as a success mas band leader and winning Band of the Year…


Added by Mico on February 10, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

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